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Aberdeen Mechanics' Institute
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Aberdeen Mechanics' Institute

Historic Documents
Léa Moreau
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Aberdeen Mechanics' Institute
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Aberdeen Mechanics' Institute
In the early years, the Mechanics' Institute established its premises in various places across the city until 1834 when it was decided to build a permanent building for the institution. The Institute was able to erect its very own building to accommodate all its various activities including classes, the library and public lectures.

By 1845-46, sufficient funds were raised to allow the construction of a dedicated building in Market Street, opposite the New Market which opened a few years before. Its front elevation was designed by the Aberdonian Archibald Simpson and plans were proposed by his pupil, Mr William Ramage. It was the last public building in the city to be designed by the famous architect as he died not long afterwards.
OS maps, 25'' to 1 mile, 1867
Sheet LXXV. 11
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